HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.



The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.


To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

LG Unveils 24UD58-B 4K Monitor

The latest graphics findings made it possible to use a mainstream video card in 4K Ultra HD environment. LG has announced a 23.8-inch monitor with 4K resolution (3840x2160) that can be integrated within a standard PC system. The model features 16:9 aspect ratio & boasts the widest viewing angles – 178 degrees in both aspects. Nonetheless, its price makes up $349.99 only.



LG 24UD58-B is developed on IPS panel with 5 ms response time. It ensures the most efficient viewing conditions: 250 cd/m2 top brightness and outstanding contrast index. The support for AMD FreeSync technology allows for automatic adjustment of refresh rate in order to guarantee premium viewing level. The model typically consumes 23 W power.


The I/O panel accommodates a single DisplayPort 1.2 and two HDMI 2.0 ports. Besides, it’s possible to detach the display from the stand and apply it to the wall, thanks to 100x100 VESA bracket.


LG’s new monitor boasts a range of advanced elaborations. …

The Release of Two 3D Graphics Cards from Sparkle Computer

Sparkle Computer, a Taiwanese supplier of graphics solutions and consumer electronics, has released two 3D graphics cards simultaneously. The two models have been codenamed Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain. Both cards are based on Nvidia GK104 GPUs developed under 28 nm standards. The chief peculiarity of the products is the integration of extraordinary cooler CoolPro; the uncommonness is seen in the localization of three fans that found their places under the radiator. This radiator is connected with the base, which is in direct touch with GPU, by means of six heat pipes.



Calibre X680 Captain and Calibre X670 Captain are equipped with DisplayPort, DVI, DVI-D, and HDMI video outputs. Graphics cards employ PCI Express 3.0 interface and support DirextX 11 interface, as well as, such Nvidia technologies as CUDA, PhysX, 3D Vision, and 3D Vision Surround. They are also notable for the availability of eight-phase voltage regulators and the enhanced depth of ground on the …
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